The Garner PD-8700 Hard Drive Degausser and Physical Hard Drive Destroyer is designed to provide a safe, convenient and effective method of destroying confidential information contained on hard drives. It degausses and then physically destroys the hard drive, ensuring that the information previously contained on the hard drive is permanently erased and destroyed. The destroyer meets compliance standards for government mandates requiring complete elimination of private and confidential information stored on hard drives. For flexibility, it allows the user to choose between "Auto" mode (performs both degauss and destroy), "Erase" mode or "Destroy" mode.
The "Erase" mode of the PD-8700 features a degaussing force of 10,000 gauss, and a large tray size to accommodate today's high coercivity drives, as well as older, larger sized hard drives. Stored energy is quickly released to produce short, focused erasing fields that penetrate through the hard drive housing, changing the magnetic properties contained on the data disk platters. The "Destruction" mode of the destroyer is designed to disable the hard drive physically, preventing data from being recovered. The physical destruction visibly identifies hard drives that have been properly sanitized.
The PD-8700 does not rely on software; therefore, it will erase all operating systems. In addition, degaussing is the only way of erasing hard drives that are not functioning. New security and privacy mandates now require complete erasure of media containing sensitive and confidential information prior to the re-use or disposal of the media.
The PD-8700 has a power requirement of 100-120V AC, 50-60 Hz.